In The Writing Center, you'll see: lots of collaboration; no one lonely or on their own. You'll see smiling and laughing, and all different kinds of people (whether or not it's something you can actually SEE) Ex: gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, level of education, etc.
The Writing Center
You'll hear: suggestions rather than commands and casual conversation in addition to writing feedback. The consultants are not just there to "do their job" - they're there to help you feel comfortable and be your friend. But you'll also hear deep conversations and topics that one might consider to be "uncomfortable". These topics should be embraced within The Writing Center, according to Dixon's article!
It will feel like the instructor is not superior to the client. Just like Greenfield says, "power is not possessed, but exercised". The vibe will be peaceful, equal and accessible to everyone. The Writing Center promotes antiracism and social justice and, when need be, questions the actual concept of the work rather than addressing content that promotes a violent political agenda as nothing more than "the writer's personal views".